Alaina Coates

Alaina Coates

Rank: 14

Class: 2013
Position: Center
Height: 6-5
Hometown: Irmo, SC
High School: Dutch Fork
Club Team: Palmetto 76ers
Status: Signed
School: South Carolina
Schools Considered: NC State, Florida State, Tennessee, Georiga

2012 Basketball on the Bayou

Coates is a big physical post player that reminds me of WNBA great Yolanda Griffith.  She is a relentless rebounder and a solid defender getting plenty of blocked shots and tip balls.  She has solid footwork and scores in a variety of ways on the low block.  - Kelly Kline

2012 AAU Super Showcase Gold Division

A reality unknown nationally, Coates had a break-out showing in Orlando. It would seem impossible for a 6’5” post with sprinter speed, clasping hands and a build comparable to only players at the next level to go unnoticed, but to a significant degree Coates had been.  An intimidating shot-blocker, Coates currently holds scholarships offers from multiple top- 20 programs from throughout the country and has supplanted her self among the elite prospects in the class of 2013. As a long-term prospect, there may not be a better buy. - Kelvin Powell

USA Basketball

Participated in 2011 U16 USA National Team Trials


2013 WBCA All-American honorable mention

Named a 2013 McDonald's All-American

2013 McDonald's All-American Game nominee

In 2011-12 helped lead Dutch Fork High School to their first South Carolina State Championship.  Was named to the All-State Team.

(Head shot provided by Steven Maikoski/USA Basketball)

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